The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has confirmed that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has great personal wealth from oil and keep their money in foreign accounts. About this newspaper International Herald Tribune.
Information about the secret accounts of Al-Bashir first appeared in the British newspaper The Guardian, in the next publication of U.S. diplomatic correspondence, filed portal WikiLeaks. In one cable U.S. diplomat at the UN refers to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, who estimates the funds in secret accounts Sudanese leader in 9 billions of dollars.
Commenting on the publication, Mr Moreno-Ocampo confirmed that investigators searched his office account al-Bashir for years in the case of war crimes brought against the President of Sudan. Have been found evidence that he had a great personal benefit from the transaction from the sale of crude oil, according to the size of his wealth — from a few hundred million to 9000000000.
The prosecutor said that the money placed in different banks outside Sudan, "we are not ready to request the freezing of accounts," — he said.
Omar al-Bashir issued two international arrest warrants: one for alleged war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region, the second — on charges of genocide against certain tribes in Darfur.
The study of secret accounts — part of the investigation of these crimes, the international court may request the freezing of the money and use it to compensate the victims.
A source close to the investigators of the International Court, said that al-Bashir used the money to control the political groups, paying militants and personal enrichment.
In the diplomatic document released The Guardian, the U.S. diplomat said that the prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo said that the information on illegal foreign accounts Sudanese leader should disclose to the public opinion of the Sudan has ceased to see him as a hero, and saw the thief.